You Are the Beloved: Daily Meditations for Spiritual Living. Henri J.M. Nouwen

5 of 5 stars

You Are the BelovedNouwen is a Dutch-born Catholic priest who has spent a wonderfully inordinate amount of time thinking on all things spiritual and edifying and it's all between the pages of You Are the Beloved. It's deep. Rich. Enlightening.

Even more wonderful is the fact that you can spend each day of next year, enriching your days and expanding on what you know to be true.

You Are the Beloved is not a bunch of fluff. Truly. I look forward to meditating on some of these concepts next year.

About the Author:

HENRI NOUWEN was a Dutch-born Catholic priest, professor, and pastor, who gained international renown as the author of over 30 books on the spiritual life, including such classics as The Wounded Healer, The Inner Voice of Love, and The Return of the Prodigal Son. Nouwen’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold upwards of seven million copies worldwide, resonating with people across the religious, spiritual, cultural, and political spectrum. Since his death in 1996, ever icreasing numbers of readers, writers, teachers and seekers have been guided by his literary legacy.

Vital Links: Amazon Henri Nouwen Society Penguin Random House Publisher's Weekly

Bathroom Vanity Mirror, Slippers & Tuners, oh my!

Bathroom Vanity MirrorFor the past few months, we have been working with Amazon seller Hans & Alice. We've reviewed product and have worked with them long enough to know that it is safe for our gentle readers to recommend them for last-minute-Christmas-buys. They are a fast ship, buyer friendly and offer only quality merchandise.

For our purposes, we are only reviewing two items at this time. However, we stand behind this company. We are covering a heavy-duty bathroom mirror and a pair of slippers.

Bathroom Vanity Mirror:

I've been looking at other product reviews of mirrors. I've wanted to know what makes for a good one and what doesn't matter. I'm just not sure.

However, when you pull this thing out of the box, it is just beautiful. The frame is not even a half-inch in width (small). It's just gorgeous. It was also packed in such a manner that there were absolutely no flaws.

According to my research, this mirror is a self-install. Hence, it should have strong braces for hanging and it does. I've included an image of one of those braces for you. There are a total of three. One for vertical hanging and two for horizontal hanging.

Bathroom Vanity Mirror
While this mirror was intended to hang in one's powder room, I like it just fine in my bedroom. I haven't hung it up and I'm not so sure that it will.

I like it one the floor, in conjunction with wall sculptures and lighting, as germane factors.

The mirror is heavy, due to its substance. This does not detract from anything. I know.

Normally, mirrors are for reflecting. But, this piece deserves its own space, should this resonate with you. And, truly, this piece resonates for me.

Women's Winter Plush Bedroom Slippers:

Slippers These really are plush! They are lipped with a super comfortable material which extends into the slipper. The tops are akin to a crochet pattern.

The Hans & Alice logo are located inside the heels and on the bottoms.

These are available in a small and a medium. We are a women's 9-10 and they are warmly snug. But, not too tight.

The top patterns look somewhat Christmas-like. Hence, this is the perfect time to give to someone for whom you care. At least, it will zip them up about how cold their feet are.

Vital Links: Mirror Profile Slippers

A-Z of Reiki Pocketbook: Everything About Reiki

5 of 5 stars

A-Z of Reiki PocketbookAs a Usui Teate Reiki Master, it is rather convenient to have all of this information between our hands. We normally have to go to the Internet. This can be a tedious endeavor as the number of reiki topics do not match other, better known subjects.

Have you ever heard of a reiki box? It's in there. Do you sometimes forget which terms match which Kanji? We do! For the Cho Ku Rei mantra, we often visualize the symbol in between our hands, as we have forgotten how to draw it.

For the reiki masters on your Christmas buying list, they would love to have this.

Authors: Bronwen and Frans Stiene
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Ayni Books (September 15, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1905047894
ISBN-13: 978-1905047895
Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 0.7 x 5 inches
Shipping Weight: 7 ounces

Vital Links: Amazon Ayni Books

Soft Sided Pet Carrier

There is so much more to this pet carrier than I was originally aware of when I bought it. I got it to take one of the cats to the vet when it's time to go. The boy won't appreciate it. He likes to hides down in a box and not see anything.
Soft Sided Pet Carrier
The girl will appreciate it, once she's inside. She is not afraid of the car and will even escape from my loving grasp to explore. This way, she will feel safer because she can look around.

I like this carrier better than the crates as they seem so cold to me.

All of the plastic on the carrier is durable, as are the straps and the carrier itself. The bottom portion feels like a board (strength). But, there are two coverings over the board for the ultimate comfort of your animal.

Please, don't tell my cats that I said this. But, really, I am a dog person. However, I needed these two rescues in my life and I will love them to the very end. Eventually, when I can work another dog into my life, I can use this for him/her as well.

One of the ends bears the GO PETZ logo.

It's just an overall nice package.

Vital Link: Amazon
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